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Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights w/ The Dirty Guv’nahs & The Docs
October 4, 2012 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
JONATHAN TYLER & THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
Something magical happens when you combine the ferocity of youthful abandon with the serenity of an old soul. Enter Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights. A soul singing, fiercely hard rocking band, helmed by a triple threat with “IT” in spades. In just one listen, this brood will have you right where they want you…rocking.
THE DIRTY GUV’NAHS
The swell of grassroots momentum for The Dirty Guv’nahs has generated considerable buzz up and down the east coast recently. Their live shows are selling out venues and theatres from New York City to Florida, where fans pack in to experience a full-bore musical energy characteristic of The Avett Brothers, early Black Crowes, and The Rolling Stones. The group’s unlikely genesis took place in their beloved hometown of Knoxville, Tenn. where the community has subsequently elected ‘The Guvs’ as the ‘Best Band In Knoxville’ for 4 years running. The Guvs’ sound, which has been described as ‘a passionate, jubilant slice of rock meets Americana,’ is accomplished through a sturdy foundation of gritty guitar tones and tight rhythms, accented with smooth harmonies, crunchy Hammond organ, bluesy piano and vigorous lead guitar solos. The soulful melodies and catchy choruses come courtesy of the band’s front man, James Trimble, who has drawn comparisons to Jagger, Morrison, and Springsteen in terms of both voice and energy. The finished delivery is a ‘must see live act’ that was accurately described by a recent review in Nashville’s Music Connection Magazine — ‘The Dirty Guv’nahs possess a vintage zest that’s simple enough to attract a variety of listeners, yet a sound mature enough to capture a grizzled industry veteran. This band doesn’t just play music; they capture the human spirit through song.’
When the Docs are playing, the sheer energy coming from the stage will pull you in, and the aura they create in the room will keep you riveted. Pulling from a wide range of influences and diverse backgrounds, they evoke the full range of emotion in their audiences with a raw, passionate sound that fuses the soft, harmonious tones of traditional Southern music and the aggressive energy of progressive rock. This is a tight-but-loose four-piece band that stretches and pushes the boundaries of current rock and roll. But The Docs didn’t start out as a high energy, in-your-face modern rock band. Each member brought his musical influences and professional background to the mix. Early on singer Jerod Justice drew his first influence from singers such as Elvis and George Strait, and got his feet wet singing in an acoustic duo with guitarist Jeff Dolman, who grew up playing classical violin. In college, Jeff began to explore fiddling and picked up guitar, with Jimi Hendrix and John Frusciante among his major influences.